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PBS
Mar 7, 2011 7:00pm PST
. consumer sentiment and dampen economic recovery. >>> japan's current account surplus marked its first drop in nearly two months due to a jump in imports and soaring prices of crude oil and iron ore. the finance ministry set in a preliminary report on tuesday that the surplus for january totaled around $5.6 billion. that is a plunge of almost 48% from a year earlier. the trade deficit for january was $4.8 billion. the ministry said weaker exports during china's lunar new year holidays were another negative factor. this is the first time in two years that the trade balance has tipped into the red. the income balance, which includes returns on foreign investment, rose above 10%. the increase was due to improved earnings and overseas subsidiaries of japanese firms. >>> credit worries continue on heavily indebted european countries. this has led a u.s. credit rating agency to downgrade greek government bonds by three notches. moody's said on monday it lowered the rating of greek debt from the already below investment grade of b.a.-1 to b.-1. since running into a debt crisis last year, gree
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 1:08am EST
decreased the credit notes of japan. how close do you think the situation of the u.s. economy is to japan's case? >> the thrust of the question is how close are we to a downgrade. is that with the question is? >> that's what we are asking, yes. >> i'm not going to comment on that. that is for the rating agency to determine. what i will say is i feel we should not assume things that have historically been viewed as unthinkable or not possible, and that means we really have to i think focus on the country's financial affairs and ensure that the treasury remains the tripoli asset that it is. [applause] next a discussion of online privacy and internet regulations hosted by the technology policy institute to read over the next several hours panelists talked about to report on the subject. one for the federal trade commission and the other in the commerce department. this is a little less than two hours. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. my name is tom leonard, president of the technology policy institute and it's my pleasure to welcome you all here today for our even gone onli
CNN
Mar 8, 2011 4:00am EST
buy and use slaves. examples, western europe, the united states and japan. nina? >>> well, andrew, like any major criminal enterprise, human trafficking takes a coordinated effort to police forces right around the world to break. but just how big is this particular business? let's have a look at it. as you can see, it's about $20 billion. that's how big this market is and the world bank says that buy conservative estimates, the cost of human trafficking in terms of underpayment of wages and recruiting fees is actually more than this $20 billion figure. experts themselves say that slaves are being used in every imaginable market. >> the supply is huge. 2.5 billion people living in poverty for starters. on the revenue side it's not just agriculture and domestic servitude. there are dozens of industries that have documented, in which traffic slaves or slaves of other kinds are being exploited in the world, not just commercial sex, tea, fireworks, leather, the list goes on and on. >> the list indeed does go on and on. it's hard commodities, soft commodities. for example, before you ta
SFGTV
Mar 8, 2011 9:00am PST
on, you will see we are still looking into complaints we have gotten from a couple others. in japan tel, there was a new karaoke bar. it was basically an old carry a keyboard that changed ownership. we did a little bit of education, -- it was an old karaoke bar. and last, the only incident we have the we have not gotten a police report on yet was an assault and stabbing in the mission area, and the interesting thing is that at this time, one, we are not sure about the nexus between that and the surrounding bars, and two, we are not sure if the bar have a permit in the first place. this may not be in our purview at all. we are just waiting for more information at this time, and that is all i have. thank you. president newlin: commissioners, any questions? any items from the public? seeing none, we will move on to item four. none. all right, item number five, a hearing and possible action regarding applications for permits under the jurisdiction of the entertainment division. item a, artura angulo, dba southtown arcade, 447 stockton. >> a retail store on the union square side. as i un
SFGTV2
Mar 8, 2011 12:00am PST
- speed rail. we have learned from all the technologies in germany and japan, they want to be partners and help california build high- speed rail. a hundred years ago, the chinese were building the railroads, now they want to help us build a high-speed rail in the state of california. that would be a great irony for us to celebrate. this is a historical movement that we are making. that is what i think president obama 4. that gave us the stage upon which we can promote our localities and i think that it will work. i think that these want a connection to the united states and they want to feel comfortable. the bay area is the comfort level that they can find. you will see chinese companies going back and forth. you can also help companies going to china to do their developments as well. >> this has to deal with scrap metal, automobiles, medical technology products. these are major exports and they like red wine, by the way. icy oakland as playing an important role in organizing the region. even maybe the country. when we were at the conference of mayors, all of these small- town ohio ma
CBS
Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm PST
, like, help, you know, point out where people live. >> you have to look at japan, the highest area for local calls, if your rate is going to go up or down. >> yeah, once 669 rolls out you are going to have to dial 10 digits even if it's a local call. not since hurricane katrina since 2005 have gas prices shot up so quickly. a gallon of regular unleaded $3.51, 03 cents higher than it was two weeks ago. in emeryville the 76 station is selling regular gas for $3.93. the dramatic rise being driven of course by turmoil in libya. emergency measures to bring the gas prices down, the obama administration is moving towards tapping the strategic reserve to ease the fuel prices and that's something else that hasn't happened since 2005. >>> well are you looking for ways to cut your costs? you might want to start with a car loan. julie watts on the consumer watch explains how the trend in refi is going beyond new loans. >> reporter: when jessie we've bought this used accura he had no complaints. >> 4.99%, no money down, so that seemed pretty good to me. >> reporter: and it was. until he found an ev
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 1:08am EST
that. we've borrowed from our enemies or our competitors -- china, japan, and the tyrants in the middle east. there is no end in sight, and the president's own budget, he has got to in years of deficit. he will add more to the national debt in his four years than all presidents or him combine. what is washington doing? thank god for the tea party. i noticed -- [applause] thank god for paul ryan and the republican party and steve king and others. washington is not about leadership. washington is not about the people. washington is about money and reelection. had he figured it out? -- have you figured it out? i will tell you a story, the nation is hurting, and washington, d.c., is a boom town. how does that grab you? i tell you what they are addicted to. special interest money, all i want is access money, wall street money, to be to fail money. union money, the pac money, pac money back money, corporate money, a pharmaceutical money, all subsidy money, ethanol subsidy money, insurance money, tort reform money. the system is institutionally corrupt. where are the people? they're lef
CNN
Mar 8, 2011 5:00am EST
safety panel wants to know what caused the death of five babies in the past month. doctors in japan have been ordered to stop immunizing infants with two vaccines around the world. they are temporarily suspended. investigators are checking to see if they played a role in recent deaths. both companies say their vaccines are safe. >>> on monday, cnn launched a pretty ambitious yearlong initiative aimed at raising awareness of slavery with our unmatched global reach and resources, cnn's going to shine a spotlight on the horrors of slavery in the present day and really give victims a voice. so what defines slavery? >> if we try to define it, you know, to me slavery means one person who is completely under the control of another person, that they use violence to maintain that control, that they exploit them, make money out of them, and that the person just can't walk away. it's impossible for them to walk away. and those are the fundamental criteria really of what slavery's always been about through all of human history. >> even people who manage to escape slavery can really find it hard to m
FOX News
Mar 8, 2011 4:00pm EST
in another penny. >>guest: i don't exactly that terminology but i would say we don't need to. japan doesn't have any oil wells, are they worried? there is an international market that will always be there and you can always buy oil. what we need is to make sure if there is a true shortage of oil you have a free market answer to the problems, but, today, we are not allowed to drill for oil, you cannot build nuclear power plants. >>neil: you would put the focus on drilling here rather than trying to pay off friends there? >>guest: at least logicallize it and make sure we had -- we cannot get into the oil shale and we have barrels of that but environmentalists keep us from doing that and we do not know what is the best answer but the market should decide that. we have not had a nuclear power plant in three decades, but maybe electricity is a good option to help our automobiles if necessary, and we could produce a lot of electricity for nuclear power. but i don't think there would be a cut off of oil if we did not protect all of the countries. if we were not protected saudi arabia and t
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
-- china, japan, and the tyrants in the middle east. the is no end in sight, and the president's own budget, he has got to in years of deficit. he will add more to the national debt in his four years than all presidts or him combine. what is washington doing? thank god for the tea party. i noticed -- [applause] thank god for paul ryan and the republican party and steve king and others. washington is not about leadership. washington is not about the people. washington is about money and reelection. had he figured it out? -- have you figured it out? i will tell you a story, the nation is hurting, and washington, d.c., is a boom town. how does that grab you? i tell you what they are addicted to. special interest money, all i want is access money, wall street money, to be to fail money. union money, the pac money, pac money back money, corporate money, a pharmaceutical money, all subsidy money, ethanol bsidy money, insurance money, tort reform money. the system is institutionally corrupt. where are the people? they're left that. i go to washington once every two or three years, to spend
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
overseas miss. japan we allow them to -- we provide their military shield. it's time for some of these other countries to grow up. >> peter, you have a very positive statement, and i agree, but in that same bill, i think it was and we got about 120 people to vote for it. we're still building bridges in afghanistan, but i agree with you. >> i was with you on that vote. i want to build infrastructure they're in the united states. >> i love this love coming out on this program. >> when we look at defense, it's historically been the republican party blocked anything in that direction. they said i can't believe the democrats would do that, attention, how do you get beyond that? look at what our president is doing. he had a very strong statement about our need to be involve in libya. he expanded the war in afghanistan. oy 'bama is getting close to the possible. i think it's bipartisan. it's a bipartisan mess, and i think that republicans a lot of republicans and democrats outside of washington still expect a lot from our government. they need to get rid of that appetite, and maybe we would d
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
american, 100%. >> absolutely. >> a lot of countries -- you can't go to japan and become 100% japanese. you look different, you're not going to be japanese. or china. other countries are so monocultural, you can't break in no matter what you do, no matter how many years you've stayed there. we've had issues over the years, but we're working on them. will this work for or against simulation? against it? >> absolutely. america will not win the war against terrorism without the help of muslims. i was a muslim who worked in homeland security -- >> so, you're muslim? >> absolutely. one of two. keith ellison is the first. i helped thwart these efforts. congressman schakowsky was right. i was reminded of a conversation at the constitutional convention. ben franklin was asked definitively, what do we have, a monarchy or a republic? he said a republic, if we can keep it. >> congresswoman, your thoughts. i want you to speak for the feelings of people you represent. i know you have people of islamic faith in your district. you have a very varied district. what's this going to do a week from now w
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2011 4:00pm EST
. it's time to let germany and japan pay for their defense. it's time to not get involved in every single war. now, you know, you would think the finances would make them hesitant about going into libya, but they're not even pausing. i mean, the plans are being laid. so, yes, i think the coalition should be built, and we should work our way out of it. but i'm right now pessimistic that that is going to happen because of the pain of the special interests groups because the many people who come to my office now and say hey, you'd better get this budget in line, usually leave the office by saying please don't cut mine. cut somebody else's. and that's where we are. >> how much of the cutting issues i wouldn't say distract, but are only half the story. we have a huge revenue decline in this country because of unemployment. people don't have jobs, they don't pay taxes, there's not revenue. we have a huge revenue decline in this country because of the dysfunction and screwed-up nature of our housing market. how much is the failure of this congress, the congress before this congress, and w
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
are mexico, canada, japan, malaysia and korea. and as you can see from this chart, the number of their imports has pretty much remained consistent. now, in 2007 it, there were a number of high, high-visible recalls, high-profile products. one, the lead paint in children's toys made national news. powerful magnets that were falling out of toys that proposed -- posed that serious health risk to children, and dangerous cribs that kill children became headlines. and congress responded by passing the consumer products safety improvement act of 2008. we call it the cpsia. now, what are the major provisions of the cpsea? -- cpsia? first of all, they set new stringent levels on lead in paint, it's now 90 parts per million in consumer products and children's products, and the lead content in the substrait of children's products. it will drop to 100 parts per million in august if it's technologically feasible. it's established a permanent ban of phthalates found in plastics, and it banned three permanently and put an interim ban on three others until the advisory panel that we put together
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2011 8:00pm EST
. we've borrowed from our enemies or our competitors -- china, japan, and the tyrants in the middle east. there is no end in sight, and the president's own budget, he has got to in years of deficit. he will add more to the national debt in his four years than all presidents or him combine. what is washington doing? thank god for the tea party. i noticed -- [applause] thank god for paul ryan and the republican party and steve king and others. washington is not about leadership. washington is not about the people. washington is about money and reelection. had he figured it out? -- have you figured it out? i will tell you a story, the nation is hurting, and washington, d.c., is a boom town. how does that grab you? i tell you what they are addicted to. special interest money, all i want is access money, wall street money, to be to fail money. union money, the pac money, pac money back money, corporate money, a pharmaceutical money, all subsidy money, ethanol subsidy money, insurance money, tort reform money. the system is institutionally corrupt. where are the people? they're left that. i go
CNN
Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
for freedom, then why have so many americans dried in europe, korea, vietnam, japan, the middle east? is our government's decision to fight for freedom based on oil, money or principle? >> and jeremiah writes i think the biggest problem in the country is america thinks about the problem of other countries before our own. what will it take for the ruling powers in our own country to put the u.s. first? this nation has enough problems already we need to deal with now. if you want to read more on this, got a lot of e-mail, got to the cnn.com/caffertyfile. >> all right, jack. thank you. jack cafferty with the cafferty file. >>> a hidden camera records controversial remarks by an npr executive. the activist behind it also controversial. we'll have the story next. t wit, i get fast, 24-hour allergy relief. so i feel better by the time we tee off. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. so i feel better by the time we tee off. somewhere in america, a city comes to life. it moves effortlessly, breathes easily. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2011 11:00pm EST
borrowed from our enemies or our competitors -- china, japan, and the tyrants in the middle east. there is no end in sight, and the president's own budget, he has got to in years of deficit. he will add more to the national debt in his four years than all presidents or him combine. what is washington doing? thank god for the tea party. i noticed -- [applause] thank god for paul ryan and the republican party and steve king and others. washington is not about leadership. washington is not about the people. washington is about money and reelection. had he figured it out? -- have you figured it out? i will tell you a story, the nation is hurting, and washington, d.c., is a boom town. how does that grab you? i tell you what they are addicted to. special interest money, all i want is access money, wall street money, to be to fail money. union money, the pac money, pac money back money, corporate money, a pharmaceutical money, all subsidy money, ethanol subsidy money, insurance money, tort reform money. the system is institutionally corrupt. where are the people? they're left that. i go
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2011 8:30pm EST
experience. how close do you think the situation of the u.s. economy is to japan's case? >> the thrust of the question is how close are we to a downgrade, is that basically the question? >> that's what they were asking, yes. >> obviously, i'm not commenting on that. that's for the rating agencies to determine. what i will say is we -- i feel we should not assume things that have historically been viewed as unthinkable are not possible, and that means that we really have to, i think, focus on the country's financial affairs and ensure that the treasury remains the aaa asset that it is. >> rich, thank you very much. [applause] >> in a few moments, the counsel for public affairs hears from white house senior adviser, valerie jarrett. in a half hour, senate floor discussions on cutting federal spending. after that, part of a news conference with the chinese foreign minister. later, a forum on politics and the federal budget. gr president obama's fy12 pujt - >> the jewish counsel is holding their national conference in washington. they heard from senior adviser, valerie jarrett. this is a half
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 9:00am EST
find a banker. and looking at this chart, who are our bankers out there? china, japan, other foreign holders, oil exporters, the u.k., and you begin to understand the point. billions of dollars annually are being borrowed from foreigners who have really no home interest in our nation. the interest payments on our debt will increase to almos almost $1 trillion by 2020. an increase of 370% since 2009. again, just look at the chart. the numbers don't lie. a nearly 380% increase by 2020. now the american people are absolutely appalled at trillion dollar annual deficits. just imagine their horror at trillion dollar annual interest payments. and what if current interest rates go up, which many project that they will, each 1% increase in interest rates equals, get this, $140 billion in additional debt. our interest payments alone will eventually bankrupt our country before we even begin to think about providing services to our citizens. and everything will suffer. if you like education, guess what? it will suffer. if you want to build more roadsd bridges, guess what? it will suffer.
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 12:00pm EST
. at the same time there's a number of independent deemployers there a country such as japan, korea, russia, china they're all working together to try to deal with the problem but each of them with a little more different mandate, certainly whether they are escorting convoys through the gulf of aden or trying to protect their own national shipping, these are some of the strategies that they're employing but what i noticed when we were operating there is that despite national mandates, despite a few different approaches in how to deal with the problem, the crux of the issue is they all wanted to do something about piracy. so what we found is that everybody was working together to share information, to exchange bits of information that might prove useful to the locating pirate action groups to try to deal with the problem and i found a very constructive element while we were conducting our work over there. >> i just wanted to put a little vignette that kind of gives you a sense of how we dealt with certain issues out there. and i know we've got a bit of a strategic overlay and a sense
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